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Saturday, April 16, 2011

What I've learned in the 1st month....

Absolutely NOTHING!....because I ain't got no sleep!  ;-)

Ok, even though that's not really that true...I have found out that waking up every 3 hours makes me cranky and it feels like you have just dozed off and "waaaaaa" there's that whimper for food that's "sooo cute".  By the way...it's NOT cute at 3 am! HA  I find myself mostly unconscious and wondering how I even managed to change a diaper.

First off, thanks to my Aunt Jo for sending me the "pee pee teepees"....oh yes, this is a real thing!  I think this is proof that someone is actually reading my blog....so, if that's the case, we are running out of diapers and we prefer the huggies!  ;-)  Back to the pee pee teepee (pic below)...This is one cool product!  The package comes with 4 of these teepees with a carrying case....seriously a carrying case...PLUS...instructions (I guess this is just in case you don't know how to use them?)  Here's the instructions...word for word...."Hold feet with one hand so legs are at a 90 degree angle and place pee-pee teepee on wee wee during diaper changes."  Brilliant...just brilliant! Works great by the way...other than my mom claims he shot it off one time (I know...impressive for a 1 month old right?), and it doesn't collect the peepee, just blocks it from going everywhere so it runs down his legs instead of hitting the wall....however, I give it a 8 outta 10 for pure coolness.


Speaking of the diaper changes, I have learned that going ahead and putting some of that ointment on the diaper before you put it on, REALLY saves some time.  I'm all about saving time when changing diapers!

Another thing I've learned is that I shoulda been in the baby picture taking business....Oh my gosh!  Hot Mamma, who is usually the frugal person of the 2 of us, is going "hog" wild with pictures! (Only our Arkansas friends will get that...well maybe everyone else now).  So...Junior has now had 3 professional photographers take pics of him.....IN A MONTH! There were the hospital pics, the newborn pics a few days later, which included Hot Momma and me, and then the 1 month pics.  Ok....let me qualify this a little better...we've had these pics taken, but haven't spent a lot on them <wiping off sweat from brow>  I gotta admit...Junior can definitely take some cute pics, and since Hot Mamma isn't breaking the bank, I'm cool with it.....I just don't understand this one thing...We've got a professional photographer package for the QUARTERLY pics until he's a year, AND we've got hooked up with JCP for MONTHLY pics...Hot Mamma told me this is VERY important to fill up the one year picture frame.  This is one of those times I just nod and say, "Yes, honey." 
I hear parents talking about how busy they are with soccer,baseball, football, music lessons, etc....I thought I was clear of that until he's at least 5 years old....NOPE....all our time is going to the picture sessions. <sigh>

I knew I was going to go down a notch on the totem pole, but I found out last night that I have obviously slid to the bottom!  Ok, first, I've got to properly set this up...In the baby's room is his bed and a queen sized bed.  We've been sleeping in the queen since it's just easier at this stage of the game.  We've got this queen bed shoved in a corner of the room where one person has a wall next to them. (anyone having dorm room flashbacks yet?)  So, since Hot Mamma gets up to nurse, she sleeps on the side where there is no wall.  I woke up about 5 a.m. last night laying on my side and facing the wall....about 2 inches from it, and Hot Mamma was right up against me literally pushing me closer to the wall!  Here was the conversation....Me, "Honey, I can smell paint I'm so close to the wall, can you move over?"  Hot Mamma, "No, Junior is in the bed and I'm too tired to get up and put him back in his bed."  Me, "Seriously?  Well then I'm gonna go get in our bed."  Hot Mamma, "Ok."  Me, "Well, maybe later, I'm too tired.....zzzzzzz"  The great thing about being on the wall side of the bed is...at least I can't get pushed off!  Junior had been a little fussy after the 3 a.m. feeding and he and Hot Mamma had fallen asleep on the queen bed.

It has been amazing me that Junior can be in such awkward positions and have his head bent all funky and have his arms twisted around and under him and be passed out asleep....I'll accidentally wake him up by moving his head or arms and doing what I thought would make him comfortable and he'll get all fussy...geeze, what do I know?  What I do know is about 1 month ago I had to get in my comfortable position to be able to go to sleep...now, it doesn't matter how comfortable or uncomfortable I am, I'm just gonna get some sleep!

Tomorrow, baby dedication pictures at church!  HAHAHA   More pictures....I'm so happy Hot Mamma hasn't picked up on taking pics of all his "firsts"  Can you say external hard drive? 


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